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Wednesday, December 24, 1997
Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain:
Latitude: 41° 23' 42" North
Longitude: 2° 9' 49" East
Altitude: 1133 feet
From Seattle: 6104 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Albergu de Juventud Kabul

Today's Travel:
Country: Spain
Region: Catalonia
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Gang at Christmas Eve Kabul, Barcelona, Spain

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 258
Linear Dist: 88071
Countries Visited: 20
Regions Visited: 94
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Hotels: 42
Friends / Family: 82
Camping: 35
Hostels: 73
Transit: 26
Beers: 1063

Journal Entry:
Christmas Eve!

Spent some more time exploring the roman Gothic section of town. Everytime I finally think I know my way through here I end up exactly opposite of where I thought I was. Lot's of fun, really.

Spent some quality time with email, went to a meeting at the hostel organizing a Christmas diner, and walked to and around the University.

Christmas eve was actually quite a bit of fun. There were lots of people away from their families and everyone was very friendly and talkative. Also for the next two nights the hostel has relaxed its "No outside alcohol" rule and the cheap wine was flowing! (You can get a surprisingly good red wine for about US$.60 a liter).

The line from Billy Joel's Piano Man kept going through my head:
They´re sharing a drink they call lonlieness, but it's better than drinking alone...

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